Module code: AMT3012

Module Overview

This module centres around the three public productions. Across the year, students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their integrated skills as an actor-musician in rehearsal and performance in three contrasting performance texts, as well as demonstrating effective collaboration with internal and external creative practitioners. All students perform in all three productions; casting is subject to an internal audition process mirroring, where possible, standard industry processes and format.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 60

ECTS Credits: 30

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 40

Practical/Performance Hours: 560

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Three public productions which would normally involve two plays and one musical chosen to offer students a diverse range of performance styles and genres. The three productions benefit from full time studio rehearsals, technical and dress rehearsals, and public performances which industry are invited to attend.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment Assessment 1: Performance 1 (process and performance) 30
Practical based assessment Assessment 2: Performance 2 (process and performance) 30
Practical based assessment Assessment 3: Performance 3 (process and performance) 40

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate practical evidence of a professional standard approach to both rehearsal and performance processes based on a wide range of acquired knowledge and technical/performance skills.

The summative assessment for this module consists of practical (process and performance) assessments for each of the three public productions which address all learning outcomes for this module.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment occurs on a continuous basis, with students receiving feedback on tasks undertaken and work completed both within taught sessions, and independently.

Verbal feedback will be regularly shared with the student throughout the teaching activities.


The student will receive written or audio/visual feedback for each rehearsal project once each project is completed.

Module aims

  • Provide students with the opportunity to apply a range of performance skills in a rehearsal and public performance setting
  • Facilitate research and analysis of a performance text to a professional standard

  • Build on students' resourcefulness and resilience in the creative processes of rehearsals and performance
  • Employ a range of rehearsal and performance techniques in live and/or recorded formats
  • Develop students' collaborative skills in a rehearsal context

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate integrated skills in Acting, Musicianship, Singing, Voice and Dance to a professional standard. KCPT EMPLOYABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY
002 Build and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of performance texts and musical genres, and their influences. KCPT GLOBAL & CULTURAL, SUSTAINABILITY
003 Develop and evidence a range of rehearsal and performance techniques in live and digital formats. KPT GLOBAL & CULTURAL, DIGITAL, SUSTAINABILITY
004 Develop performance skills that demonstrate imagination, creativity originality and understanding of style and genre. KCPT EMPLOAYBILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE
005 Develop and demonstrate discipline and consistency in a professional context. KPT EMPLOYABILITY, RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE
006 Demonstrate effective collaborative skills within a creative process. PT EMPLOYABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE
007 Develop and apply a resourceful and resilient approach to problem solving with the application of creative thinking and solutions. PT RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE, SUSTAINABILITY

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy for this module is designed to demonstrate effective application of technical performance skills as well as skills in analysis, interpretation and character development in a industry style rehearsal environment to create sophisticated, high quality performances.

This module is delivered predominantly through studio and technical rehearsals, and public performances. Personal research, preparation and practice are required, too, as is the need for the student to regularly evaluate their own development and contribution to the rehearsal and performance processes.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Other information

Guildford School of Acting trains students, within their chosen fields, to have an understanding and appreciation of Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This module is designed to allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas:

Digital Capabilities

Throughout the programme students will be required to engage with digital technologies to develop their digital literacy, to support their learning journey, and to explore and secure employment opportunities. Students will use specialist software to create digital and promotional content, and they will use a range of sharing platforms and social media to share this content with industry professionals and creative peers as appropriate. Students will also use traditional software and other digital technologies to undertake communication, administration, and planning.


The focus on employability is embedded in the teaching, learning and assessment activities throughout this programme to nurture career ready graduates that will be sought after by employers in the creative industries. Expert staff with practitioner backgrounds deliver authentic and practical modes of working from the studio, to rehearsal, to public performance mirroring professional practice. Students develop transferable skills including independent and collaborative working, creative, critical and reflective thinking, and problem solving. Students will engage with a range of industry stakeholders who are invited to observe classes and attend performances. GSA has a dedicated Director of Employability.

Global & Cultural Capabilities

Students will develop their global, social, historical, and cultural awareness, share experiences and knowledge from their own backgrounds and cultures and appreciate, recognise and interpret diverse perspectives. With an open mind and a willingness to engage in discussion, students will develop awareness and appreciate, recognise and interpret diverse perspectives in the characters and communities they will be portraying as actors-in-training. Students will be able to make informed contributions to the current debates in the creative industries. GSA has a dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Manager. Students may be signposted to the university's Disability and Neuro-Diversity Service if they have particular needs or are experiencing barriers to individual learning. GSA is committed to making a range of performances accessible.

Resourcefulness & Resilience

In this programme the learning journey is carefully structured so that performance and rehearsal skills can be learned, developed, and integrated resulting in the student acquiring a broad range of resources which they can continue to use throughout the rest of their training and in future employment settings. The nature of the work means the student will learn to navigate uncertainty, to deal with risks and challenges, and to take on board personal and professional responsibilities. The use of formative and summative feedback will enable the students to build a thorough overview of their individual process and progress. The training features independent and collaborative learning, problem solving, communication, perseverance, stamina, critical thinking, self-management, and an understanding of self-value. Mirroring industry standards students will undertake classes, rehearsals and performance schedules which are in line with expectations for a successful Musical Theatre career.


Throughout the programme, students are encouraged to reflect on the social,¿cultural, ethical, political, economic, and environmental impact of the work they do as individuals and collectively, and to recognise their shared responsibilities. Students will understand the impact on audiences of the values, perceptions, and actions of their own, of others and of characters they are portraying in rehearsal and performance. Students will be nurtured as future leaders in sustainability thinking and empowered to take informed decisions and responsible actions that promote the wellbeing of present and future generations. GSA has a strong commitment to working from the studio, to rehearsal, to public performance in the most sustainable way possible.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Actor-Musician BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2025/6 academic year.